Welcome to Wimbledon and Putney Commons

Wimbledon and Putney Commons offer visitors 1,140 acres of calm and tranquillity in the midst of the urban surroundings of Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames. Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, the Commons are made up of mosaic of woodland, scrubland, heathland and grassed recreation areas, along with 40 acres of playing fields, a golf course (believed to be the longest continually played course in England) and nine ponds.  

Created by an Act of Parliament in 1871, a board of Conservators ensure that the Commons are kept “forever open and unenclosed" and preserved and protected for use for the purposes of exercise and recreation. The Commons were registered as a charity in 1972.

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The Windmill Museum Trustees invite you to join them for carols with the Wandle Concert Band, mulled cider, mince pies and lots of festive spirit!


Our Latest News

Commons Update - November 2018

From the Maintenance Team’s involvement with the Commons’ grassland management, pond restoration and tree safety work to information relating to small mammal trapping, the recent Putney Lower Common hedgehog survey and volunteering activities, there has been a lot going on over the past few months.

100 Years of Remembrance - Battle's Over

Every year our Mounted Keepers, many of whom are ex-military, attend the Remembrance Services held at the local Memorials to lay wreaths.  This year there are two further public events being held on the Common to mark the 100 Years of Remembrance.

Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common is the largest of the three Commons and is popular area for recreation, relaxation and also a perfect place for spotting wildlife and birds.

Visit Wimbledon Common

Putney Heath

Putney Heath is characterised by an extensive areas of heathland, interspersed with groups of trees.

Visit Putney Heath

Putney Lower Common

Putney Lower Common is detached from the main body of The Commons and contains broad grass meadows with a riverside walk to the north.

Visit Putney Lower Common